Alyson Ma

Alyson Ma
Phone: (619) 260-2383
Office: Olin Hall 321

Chair, Economics and Business Economics, Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics

  • PhD, University of California, Davis, International Trade and Industrial Organization
  • MS, Oregon State University, Agricultural Resource Economics
  • BA, Boston University, Economics and International Relations

Alyson Ma is chair of the Department of Economics and Business Economics and is a professor of economics in the School of Business. She joined the USD faculty in 2004 after receiving her PhD from the University of California, Davis. Her research interests include international trade, applied microeconomics and industrial organization. She teaches undergraduate courses in microeconomics, industrial organization and business statistics.

Selected Publications

  • Ganges, B., Ma, A., Van Assche, A. (2015) Global Value Chains and Trade-Income Relationship: Implications for the Recent Trade Slowdown, Vox, CEPR, 111-126.
  • Ma, A. (2014) Vertical Specialization, Tariff Shirking and Trade, 148-179.
  • Ma, A., Van Assche, A. (2011) China’s Role in Global Production Networks, Global Value Chains: Impacts and Implications.
  • Ma, A., Van Assche, A. (2011) Global Production Networks in the Post-Crisis Era, Managing Openness: Outward-Oriented Growth Strategies after the Crisis.
  • Blonigen, B., Ma, A. (2010) Please Pass the Catch-up: The Relative Performance of Chinese and Foreign Firms in Chinese Exports, 1997-2005, China's Growing Role in World Trade.

Office Hours

Section 54
9/05 - 12/18 M 10:10 am - 12:10 pmOlin Hall - 321
T 10:15 am - 11:45 amOlin Hall - 321
Section 55
9/05 - 12/18 M 10:10 am - 12:10 pmOlin Hall - 321
T 10:15 am - 11:45 amOlin Hall - 321